George S. Patton
A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.
Don't be a fool and die for your country. Let the other sonofabitch die for his.
Don't tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
If man does his best what else is there?
There are but few saints amongst scientists, as among other men, but truth itself is a goal comparable with sanctity.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
When in doubt, observe and ask questions. When certain, observe at length and ask many more questions.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
If a man does his best, what more is there to ask for?
If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking.
There is a great deal of talk about loyalty from the bottom to the top. Loyalty from the top down is even more necessary and much less prevalent.
Don’t Delay: The best is the enemy of the good. By this I mean that a good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan next week. War is a very simple thing, and the determining characteristics are self-confidence, speed, and audacity. None of these things can ever be perfect, but they can be good.
A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.